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Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

AFRICOM Commander meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister

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General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, culminated a multi-country East Africa regional visit in Ethiopia, where he met with Prime Minister Dr. Abiy...

Trump supports talks on disputed Blue Nile dam

US President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant...

Ethiopia protest deaths reach 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening...

Ethiopia protest deaths

At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia against the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister’s spokeswoman said. Billene Seyoum...

Ethiopian protests marred by ethnic violence

Much of the fighting during protests in Ethiopia was ethnically tinged, eyewitnesses said, describing attacks by young Oromo men against people from other ethnic...

Call for calm after Ethiopia killings

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm amid protests that killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in...

Ethiopians protest over treatment of activist

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, a sign the country’s Nobel...

Ethiopia ready for elections in 2020

Ethiopia will face problems if it delays its general election beyond the scheduled date of May next year, the prime minister said. “Democracy needs...

ISS: Nobel gives Ethiopia’s Abiy momentum to consolidate sustainable peace

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The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali last week is a boost to reformist African leaders across the continent....

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...